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Old 08-26-2011, 09:01 PM
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This came with an Estes lot that I picked up on Ebay. Looks like it was started, but never completed and flown.



I spent the last few days cutting, gluing, and sanding the balsa. Quite a pain in the butt, but so far I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out.



Out of primer at the moment, but I should be back in the painting business tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:10 PM
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This came with an Estes lot that I picked up on Ebay. Looks like it was started, but never completed and flown.

... <big snip - Ouch!>

Out of primer at the moment, but I should be back in the painting business tomorrow afternoon.


Looks good Bill. Seems to be coming along nicely.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:19 PM
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Looks good Bill. Seems to be coming along nicely.

I printed off the decal today from Kurt's Decal Page. The first one came out MMX scale. I tweaked a few things and the second one came out looking great.
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2012 motor usage: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2 A - 26, B - 31, C - 9, D - 8, E - 19, F - 1 = 1014.132 Ns
2013 motor usage: 1/2A - 7, A - 50, B - 52, C - 23, D - 6, E - 29, F - 1 = 1528.969 Ns
2014 motor usage: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2, A - 14, B - 14, C - 1, E - 3 = 188.308 Ns
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:04 AM
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Bill,
it looks like the clear payload section has yellowed or is it just the way it looks in the picture?
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:24 AM
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it looks like the clear payload section has yellowed or is it just the way it looks in the picture?

That's "patina". Yeah, it's yellowed, but it's not scratched up. What clearcoat yellows the fastest? I want the whole bird to look like that.
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2012 motor usage: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2 A - 26, B - 31, C - 9, D - 8, E - 19, F - 1 = 1014.132 Ns
2013 motor usage: 1/2A - 7, A - 50, B - 52, C - 23, D - 6, E - 29, F - 1 = 1528.969 Ns
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You could always put a drop or two of yellow acrylic paint into some Future and airbrush it. It would take some experimentation to come up with the exact amount, but it might be interesting!

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That's "patina". Yeah, it's yellowed, but it's not scratched up. What clearcoat yellows the fastest? I want the whole bird to look like that.


The payload section looks the the golden canopy of the F-22!
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:23 PM
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You could always put a drop or two of yellow acrylic paint into some Future and airbrush it. It would take some experimentation to come up with the exact amount, but it might be interesting!

Greg

No airbrush, and even less patience. I'll just have to let nature take care of things.
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2012 motor usage: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2 A - 26, B - 31, C - 9, D - 8, E - 19, F - 1 = 1014.132 Ns
2013 motor usage: 1/2A - 7, A - 50, B - 52, C - 23, D - 6, E - 29, F - 1 = 1528.969 Ns
2014 motor usage: 1/4A - 1, 1/2A - 2, A - 14, B - 14, C - 1, E - 3 = 188.308 Ns
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That's "patina". Yeah, it's yellowed, but it's not scratched up. What clearcoat yellows the fastest? I want the whole bird to look like that.


Patina, can I get some crackers with that?
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Dang it. That's a good looking rocket. I want to build one.
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